History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1 May 1832 • Tuesday

Our was continued on the 1st  of May when it was ordered that three thousand  copies of the Book of Commandments be printed  the first edition; that , , and be appointed to  review and prepare such revelations as shall  be deemed proper for publication, for the  press, and print them as soon as possible  at , Mo.— “Published by W. W.  Phelps & Co.” It was also ordered that  correct and print the Hymns which had been  selected by , in fulfillment of the  revelation.
Arrangements were also made for supply ing the saints with stores in and  , which, with a few exceptions, was hailed  with joy by the brethren. Before we left  , preached two  most powerful discourses, which, so far  as outward appearance is concerned, gave  great satisfaction to the people.

6 May–June 1832

On the 6th. of may I gave the  parting hand to the brethren in , and  in company with Brothers and ,  commenced a return to , by stage, to ; from thence to Vincennes, Indiana; and from  thence to New Albany, near the falls of Ohio River.
Before we arrived at the latter place the horses  became frightened, and while going at full  speed, attempted to jump out  of the coach, but having his coat fast, caught  his foot in the wheel and had his leg & foot  broken in several places; <at the same time I jumped out unhurt> and we put up  at Mr Porter’s public house, in , for  for four weeks, while went directly  forward to . During all this time,   lost not a meal of victuals or a  night’s sleep; and Dr. Porter, (our landlord’s  brother,) who attended him, said it was “a [p. 214]

1 May 1832 • Tuesday

Our was continued on the 1st of May when it was ordered that three thousand copies of the Book of Commandments be printed the first edition; that , , and be appointed to review and prepare such revelations as shall be deemed proper for publication, for the press, and print them as soon as possible at , Mo.— “Published by W. W. Phelps & Co.” It was also ordered that correct and print the Hymns which had been selected by , in fulfillment of the revelation.
Arrangements were also made for supplying the saints with stores in and , which, with a few exceptions, was hailed with joy by the brethren. Before we left , preached two discourses, which, so far as outward appearance is concerned, gave great satisfaction to the people.

6 May–June 1832

On the 6th. of may I gave the parting hand to the brethren in , and in company with Brothers and , commenced a return to , by stage, to ; from thence to Vincennes, Indiana; and from thence to New Albany, near the falls of Ohio River.
Before we arrived at the latter place the horses became frightened, and while going at full speed, attempted to jump out of the coach, but having his coat fast, caught his foot in the wheel and had his leg & foot broken in several places; at the same time I jumped out unhurt and we put up at Mr Porter’s public house, in , for four weeks, while went directly forward to . During all this time, lost not a meal of victuals or a night’s sleep; and Dr. Porter, (our landlord’s brother,) who attended him, said it was “a [p. 214]
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